While the endoscopic browlift is a very recent surgical procedure, having first been described in 1984 and taught to US surgeons only since 1991, it has quickly become the most commonly used method of surgical rejuvenation of the upper third of the face. This fact demonstrates the superiority of the procedure compared with more traditional open forms of surgical browlifting. Dr Koch's review of the endoscopic technique, both pro and con, clearly elucidates how such a change in practice has occurred.
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